Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Palencia Elementary School PTO



Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Palencia Elementary School PTO
Palencia Elementary School
355 Palencia Village Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32095
Allen Anderson, Principal
Angela Fuller, Assistant Principal
904– 547-4010
Calendar of events:
 Aug 22: Tears to Cheers
 Sep 1: Labor Day—NO SCHOOL
 Sep 12: Teacher’s Planning -
20 August 2014
The Captain’s Log
Ahoy Palencia passengers and crew,
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! We have had a very successful first couple of days and we are off to a great start of the school year! However, there is one
tradition that I would like to break. Every year, so far, PES has had a rainy day dismissal on the first day of school. Even if this does become tradition, it is evident by
how patient and helpful everyone was that we can deal with some rain. Thank you
again for your patience. As a reminder, Friday is the first day that all the Kindergarten students will be here. This will again cause the parent pick up and drop off line to
run a bit slower. In addition, we will have a PSA helping with traffic this Friday morning.
Attention parents of Bikers and Walkers: We will no longer be using the Alert Now
phone messaging system to alert you of dismissal changes on rainy days. Beginning
next week, rainy day dismissals will be announced via text message. In order to receive this message, please text ‘@pesbi’ to 904-201-3382. You will get a return
message asking for your name. Please enter your child’s first name and grade.
Want to visit our school?
Register now to be a Thank you for your cooperation.
school volunteer!
This will allow you to
As a reminder that students are not to enter the building until 8:10 am. The only exattend lunch, classroom ceptions to this are patrols and students in morning care. Students are not allowed
events, and field studies. to wait in the office for the bell to ring.
Once approved, your
application is valid for 3
As this was the first week of school we have been allowing parent to walk their chilyears!
dren to class. Please know that as of this Monday, no one is allowed in the building
unless you are an approved volunteer and have a picture ID. This is for the safety for
Show your
all our students and part of the Jessica Lunsford Act.
 Sep 16: Golf Tournament
School Spirit!
Monday— Red
Friday - Spirit Wear
I still have some exciting news to share with you, but I think I will save some for future
editions. Please be sure to read the newsletter each week. Last year we alternated
weeks with the PTO eBlast, but this year we will send out a combined newsletter. So
keep an eye out for the Pirate’s Post each week!
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School News
P a l e n c i a
Music notes
Hey, Pirate Parents! As summer
winds down, I know you are
wondering what to do with all those
pool noodles cluttering up your
home… and the answer is, donate
them to PES’s music department!
Yes, I am serious! Pool noodles
make great rhythm tools and we
could sure use a set of them… so if
you have any spares, please send
them in to the music room.
Thank you!
Mrs. Dowdie
E l e m e n t a r y
P i r a t e
Nurse Notes
The clinic is seeking donations
of tissues, hand sanitizer, socks,
and new, unopened packages of
boys underwear.
Want to learn Spanish?
L.E.E. is a program offered to all regular and extended day students. L.E.E. will encourage the students
to develop a love for the language, while offering
intensive language instruction.
For more information email us at:
[email protected] or leave message with:
Donna Guzzo OR Janet Robles 657-1918 or visit
Community News
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North Florida Council
If your child is interested in sports, swimming, fishing, camping, archery or BB shooting, all
while having fun with friends, come to the school cafeteria at any time from 6:30-7:45pm
on Thursday, September 4 to join Cub Scouts! All boys grades 1-5 are eligible to participate! www.nfcscouting.org
Attention Basketball Players – Basketball Unlimited and St. Johns Sonics is open NOW for
registration. The Fall season is September 8th – November 3rd. If you have
a child in 1st – 8th grade that would like to play, please go to basketballunlimited.net (forms tab) to download the registration form. The form has information on cost and mailing address. All games will be played at Switzerland Point Middle School. If you have any questions, please contact Kirk
VanDeusen at (904)403-5246.
Julington Creek Baseball Fall Registration is open...
Julington Creek Baseball Registration is Open until 8/24!!!
Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Recreational Baseball Ages 5U-18U
Register at www.Julingtoncreekbaseball.org
Creeks Softball Association Fall Registration is open....
In person registration will be at our home fields which is Aberdeen Softball Park.
The address is 1401 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, Florida 32259
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6-8:30
Creeks Baseball Club (CBC) Announces Fall Registration
The Fall program has limited enrollment so reserve your child's place today.
Please visit www.creeksbaseballclub.com to register and to find out more information.
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